Promoting Effective Talk in Classrooms

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This event took place Friday November 5th, 2010

This conference will explore the role of talk in classrooms with a focus upon teaching and learning through discussion and dialogue in the context of general classroom practice. It will interrogate theories of dialogic talk, provide examples of how this approach can be developed and refined in practice, and consider approaches to analysing classroom interactions. Key questions which will be considered are:

  • What is dialogic talk?
  • What is the evidence that dialogic talk improves learning?
  • Which classroom practices promote discussion and dialogue?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of analysing classroom interactions?
  • What are the issues for whole school development?

All welcome!

The conference will be of interest to classroom practitioners, literacy consultants and subject leaders, heads of departments, university lecturers, teacher educators, researchers, advisers, inspectors, policy makers and publishers.

Organising Committee

This conference is jointly organised by the University of East London (UEL) and the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA):

  • Wayne Tennent – University of East London
  • Paula Bosanquet - University of East London
  • David Reedy – UKLA
  • Pooja Shah – University of East London
  • Kay Shembi – University of East London

Visit the conference web pages by clicking here.